UPDATE: I googled this and there are over 900 news hits. Apparently it wasn’t that secret. I believe that both Pelosi and Benedict showed a lot of moral courage in discussing this issue together. It doesn’t appear that Pelosi is going to change her mind on abortion unless a higher authority than the pope tells her to. I am sure God loves both Pelosi and the Pope, and understands where each one is coming from.
Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the House of Representives, and second in line for successsion to the presidency (after Biden), just had a secret meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and her arch-bishop George Niederauer (February 8, 2009), to discuss the abortion issue. Pelosi is Roman Catholic.
Last August, she told Tom Brocaw that the doctors of the Church had not decided whether life begins at conception. Her archbishop wrote a long response saying that Pelosi’s comment was mistaken and inviting her to meet with him. She accepted!
Keep praying for the Democratic Leadership in America!